Very high end piece from the historic exclusive Peter Bloder of Innsbruck Pelzhaus boutique (est 1945).
It is a warm buttery beige colour and the leather is as soft, though sturdy, and in immaculate condition despite it's age, probably dates from the 1970s. It is lined with sheared soft mink and collar is the same.
I let myself imagine the life of the garments I find, each has a story and I like to imagine this belonged to a lady of some means and style, who picked it up on a trip to the 1974 Olympic games in Innsbruck, and used it exclusively for winter trips touring through the Tyrol, St.Moritz etc and probably for a spin to Vienna in the Aston Martin or E type Jag.
It has widening broad bayonet belt points in gladiator sword style, which hang beautifully when the belt is tied. It is a loose fit, so designed to be gathered and tied, so while it could fit up to a UK size 12 or 14, it could be worn by a smaller size and until it is belted one doesn't appreciate how fabulous this looks, though wearing it is a dream inside. Unlike many fur 'liners' this is an integral part of the coat's design, finishing inside is exquisite, as are the seams on the shoulders and leather covered buttons. The collar can stand up alone, and is supported by the leather, or can lie flat.
A coat for life where you need something for the cold, without being too ostentatious but making an elegant but edgy style statement nonetheless. A very fine piece.
Peter Bloder Innsbruck vintage 1970s high end leather & sheared mink lined coat
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